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New IVP Pocket Reference Books Released

Posted on: April 26th, 2012 by Michelle Stramel No Comments

Laridian has released the following two additional titles in the InterVarsity Press (IVP) Pocket Reference Series:

Pocket Guide to World Religions offers a concise, informative guide with answers to basic questions about the world’s varied religions. What do they believe? How do their beliefs effect how they eat, dress, live? How many followers do they have? Twelve major religions are covered including Baha’i, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Daoism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Parsi, Shinto, and Sikhism. And sixteen new religious movements are covered. As the author, Winfried Corduan, mentions in the preface, “This book is written for those of us who do not know anything about other religions and do not have the option of subjecting ourselves to lengthy and laborious study.”

If you are interested in this title, you might also like related Pocket books: Pocket Dictionary of New Religious Movements and Pocket Dictionary of North American Denominations.


Pocket History of Theology offers a clear and informed guide to the central tenets of Christian faith and the internal threats and external challenges it has faced and continues to confront even today. If you like learning about Christian or Church History, this is an important aspect of it.

If you are interested in this title, you might also like related Pocket books: Pocket Dictionary of Church History and Pocket History of the Church.

The Pocket Guide to World Religions and Pocket History of Theology are available separately for $4.99 each. Other Pocket titles available sell for $4.99 to $5.99 each. All Pocket titles we offer are also part of our IVP Pocket Reference Series bundle which includes 14 Pocket Reference volumes for $57.99.


New for PocketBible and MyBible: Expositor’s Bible Commentary, New Testament

Posted on: April 2nd, 2012 by Michelle Stramel 3 Comments


We have released the Zondervan Expositor’s Bible Commentary: New Testament for use with PocketBible for iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, Windows PC and MyBible for Palm OS.

As the name suggests, this commentary focuses on providing pastors and Bible students with a comprehensive and scholarly tool for the exposition of the Scriptures. Over the years, it has become a staple of seminary and college libraries and pastors’ studies worldwide. The New International Version (NIV) of the Bible (sold separately) provides the basis for the comments, but authors also refer freely to other translations and to the original languages.

The Expositor’s Bible Commentary: New Testament sells for $79.99.

New for PocketBible: Cornerstone Biblical Commentary Series

Posted on: March 29th, 2012 by Michelle Stramel 11 Comments
We released six volumes in the Cornerstone Biblical Commentary Series this week:

We had previously released eleven volumes in this series. You can purchase each volume separately for $19.99 or all seventeen volumes in one money-saving bundle, Cornerstone Biblical Commentary Series, for $249.99 (26% savings over purchasing separately). The books are available for use with PocketBible for Windows, iOS, Android and Windows Mobile.

This commentary series offers some unique features:

  • Comments are based on the New Living Translation Bible text (although you can use the commentary with any Bible in PocketBible). Many of the authors and editors of the commentary series participated in the creation of the NLT.
  • The commentary is recent scholarship (2006 to present – three volumes still to come).
  • Presents the message of each passage as well as an overview of other issues surrounding the text


4 New Devotional Titles for PocketBible

Posted on: December 18th, 2011 by Michelle Stramel 2 Comments

Laridian has released four new devotional titles from the Tyndale Publishing House One Year Series for use with PocketBible. The four titles are:

Each volume contains 365 daily devotionals/readings. These new One Year devotionals sell for $9.99 each and are available for use with PocketBible for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch, Windows PC, and Windows Mobile.

New for PocketBible: Synopsis of the Books of the Bible by John Nelson Darby

Posted on: December 15th, 2011 by Michelle Stramel No Comments

Laridian has released the Synopsis of the Books of the Bible for use with PocketBible. The Synopsis of the Books of the Bible is introductory and overview information on the books of the Bible with chapter-by-chapter commentary written by John Nelson Darby.

Often regarded as the father of Dispensationalism, John Darby’s influence has been felt throughout the generations. His teachings and works have changed the thinking of clergy and layman alike. The Synopsis was originally published in print form in five volumes:

  • Volume 1: Genesis to 2 Chronicles
  • Volume 2: Ezra to Malachi
  • Volume 3: Matthew to John
  • Volume 4: Acts to Philippians
  • Volume 5: Colossians to Revelation

The Synopsis of the Books of the Bible sells for $14.99 and is available for use with PocketBible for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch, Windows PC, and Windows Mobile.

New for PocketBible: Dictionary of New Testament Background

Posted on: November 5th, 2011 by Michelle Stramel No Comments

Laridian has released the Dictionary of New Testament Background for use with PocketBible. The Dictionary of New Testament Background offers a wealth of Jewish and Greco-Roman background to enhance your reading and understanding of the New Testament and early Christianity. The dictionary offers:

  • Articles that take full advantage of the flourishing study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and focus on the most important scrolls.
  • Information that encompasses the fullness of second-temple Jewish writings, whether pseudepigraphic, rabbinic, parables, proverbs, histories or inscriptions.
  • Articles on aspects of Jewish life and thought, including family, purity, liturgy and messianism.
  • Covers the full scope of Greco-Roman culture with articles ranging across language and rhetoric, literacy and book culture, religion and cults, honor and shame, patronage and benefactors, travel and trade, intellectual movements and ideas, and ancient geographical perspectives.

Written by acknowledged experts in their fields, this wealth of knowledge of the New Testament era is carefully aimed at the needs of contemporary students of the New Testament.

The InterVarsity Press Dictionary of New Testament Background sells for $39.99 and is available for use with PocketBible for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch, Windows PC, and Windows Mobile.

New for PocketBible and MyBible: Ryken’s Bible Handbook

Posted on: November 3rd, 2011 by Michelle Stramel No Comments

Laridian has released Ryken’s Bible Handbook for use with MyBible and PocketBible. Ryken’s Bible Handbook gives you a quick overview of every book in the Bible. Author Leland Ryken’s distinctive trait is a literary approach to the Bible—understanding the Bible as literature. Ryken and the book’s two other authors help shed light on understanding the Bible as the inspired Word of God and as literature by looking at the Bible’s different literary genres: poetry, narrative, wisdom literature, story, parables, and more.

If you are wondering how this approach could help you understand and/or explain the Bible to others, here are links to three interesting and informative reviews of the book:

Ryken’s Bible Handbook sells for $14.99 and is available for use with PocketBible for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch, Windows PC, and Windows Mobile and MyBible for Palm OS.

The NIV 2011 is here!

Posted on: September 15th, 2011 by Michelle Stramel 25 Comments

Laridian has released the 2011 edition of the New International Version (NIV) Bible. This new edition is the first update to the best-selling NIV Bible in 25 years. While this update reflects developments in biblical scholarship and changes in English usage, about 95% of the text has remained the same. For details on the reasons and the people behind the update, visit the official site of the Committee on Bible Translation (the scholars responsible for overseeing the NIV text).

The PocketBible version of the NIV 2011 is available for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch, webOS, Android, Windows PC and Windows Mobile. The updated NIV is available at a new lower price of only $9.99.

New for PocketBible and MyBible: Dictionary of Bible Themes

Posted on: August 27th, 2011 by Michelle Stramel 1 Comment

Laridian has released the Dictionary of Bible Themes for use with MyBible and PocketBible. The Dictionary of Bible Themes starts with 9 key themes or topics of the Bible and breaks them down into 1,400 topics and 80,000 sub-topics with links to over 80,000 cross-references in the Bible. The 9 topics are God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, Creation, Humanity, Sin and Salvation, God’s People, the Life of the Believer and Last Things.

The Dictionary of Bible Themes does not provide definitions but rather leads you to verses that provide information on the topics and sub-topics so you are finding out what God’s Word says on these themes. These may be verses that would not show up if you did a search on a specific word. For example, if you wanted to explore Jesus’ humanity it would be hard to find the right verses by searching in PocketBible for that phrase. That’s where the dictionary comes in because you can look for the topic of Jesus’ humanity to find the verses that explain this.

The Dictionary of Bible Themes is like a systematic theology in that it covers major themes of the Bible. It can also be compared to Naves Topical Bible because it categorizes the verses in the Bible by topic.

The Dictionary of Bible Themes is actually two books in one. In addition to the alphabetical index described above, a Scripture index is a PocketBible commentary that works alongside your Bible as you read, giving you links to the themes that are related to each verse in the Bible. Approximately 40,000 passages provide over 100,000 links into the Dictionary of Bible Themes.

The Dictionary of Bible Themes sells for $14.99 and is available for use with PocketBible for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch, Windows PC, and Windows Mobile and MyBible for Palm OS.

New for PocketBible: Personal Promise Bible

Posted on: March 22nd, 2011 by Michelle Stramel 8 Comments

Laridian has released the Personal Promise Bible for use with PocketBible. This new product is available in two translations:

The Personal Promise Bible is a unique product which takes your first name, last name and spouse’s name (if married) and inserts it in over 7,000 places throughout the Old and New Testaments, giving each promise new life and significance for you personally. As the name implies, the idea is to help you comprehend God’s promises in a more personal way.

Each translation of The Personal Promise Bible sells for $24.99 and is available for use with PocketBible for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch, Windows PC, and Windows Mobile.

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